No. 14 Oregon State to Face Florida in 2022 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Beavers and Gators to Play Each Other for the First Time as Part of First Scheduled Bowl Matchup of Pac-12 and SEC programs in 33 Years
LAS VEGAS – The SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl will feature No. 14 Oregon State (9-3) facing Florida (6-6) on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Allegiant Stadium. Kickoff is currently scheduled for 4:30* p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. PT) on ABC for what will be the first scheduled bowl matchup of Pac-12 and SEC programs in 33 years.
The Gators will become the first SEC program to play in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl since 2000 while the Beavers of the Pac-12 will make their third appearance but first in 13 years (2003, 2009).
Florida and Oregon State will meet each other for the first time on the football field. The Gators were also part of the most recent scheduled bowl matchup between the two conferences, facing Washington in the 1989 Freedom Bowl in Anaheim, California. The only other SEC team to appear in the Las Vegas Bowl was Arkansas 22 years ago when the game was played at Sam Boyd Stadium.
“Our entire community is excited for this historic matchup in the Entertainment and Sports Capital of the World,” said SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl executive director John Saccenti. “Las Vegas is ready to welcome back the Beavers for the first time in more than a decade and a traditional SEC powerhouse in the Gators. It’s always special to host two programs located across the country from each other to play for the first time.”
Tickets, which range in price from $50 for end zone seats on the 300 and 400 levels to $350 for the VIP Club area, are available by visiting www.lvbowl.com. The Las Vegas Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
The annual college football postseason event is aligned with three top conferences that feature 40 powerhouse brands from coast to coast. The Pac-12 will face a team from the SEC in 2022 and ’24 and a team from the Big Ten in 2023 and ’25.
As part of the historic alignment, last year’s game saw Wisconsin defeat Arizona State 20-13 on December 30 in the first SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl played at Allegiant Stadium. This year’s game moves back to the bowl’s traditional spot on the calendar before the Christmas holiday.
*If the Raiders game is flexed to an earlier time – leaving a shorter window to prepare Allegiant Stadium for the NFL game, the Las Vegas Bowl will move to an earlier kickoff at 11:30 a.m. PT on ESPN.
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About Allegiant Stadium
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and home to the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium is an award-winning global events destination. A state-of-the-art, multipurpose venue with a capacity of 65,000, Allegiant Stadium has hosted world-class music artists such as Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Illenium and BTS with more legendary concerts to come. The fully enclosed stadium is also home to the UNLV Rebels football team and has hosted premier sporting events such as the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, Pac-12 Championship Game, Las Vegas Bowl, and WWE SummerSlam. The venue also hosted the NFL Pro Bowl in 2022 and has been selected to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024. Allegiant Stadium is committed to giving back to the community through numerous diversity, inclusion, and community outreach initiatives. For more information on Allegiant Stadium, visit www.allegiantstadium.com or follow us at @allegiantstadm on Twitter and @allegiantstadium on Instagram.
ESPN EventsESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.